For many of us, we spend our days behind a computer screen or hunched over our phones—often not even taking a break to eat lunch. Today, we hope to inspire you with five ways to stay healthy at work this spring. Learn how these small shifts can make a big difference in your daily health.
1. Help Your Immune System
One of the most germ-ridden items on your desk is your keyboard. When was the last time you disinfected yours? Especially coming into fall and flu season, it’s essential to ensure you’re correctly disinfecting your keyboard and other desk items, doorknobs, etc., that you (or your co-workers) touch every day.
Keep some items like non-caffeine tea bags, chewable vitamin C, and even essential oils in your desk drawer to help you ward off a potential cold.
2. Get Up from Your Desk
Try to buddy up with a co-worker to go on 2, 10 minute walks throughout the day. Now that the weather is finally starting to cool down, it can be the perfect way to break away from your screen and stay healthy at work this fall.
3. Monitor Your Water Intake
Hydration is critical in staying healthy at work this fall. If you’re not a big water drinker, try adding fresh lemon or lime to your water for an extra kick. An indicator if you’re not getting enough water is if you hit that afternoon slump. You can also download apps to help remind or track your water intake.
4. Pack Your Lunch
Instead of slipping into the takeout line every day—or even skipping lunch altogether—try making your lunches for the rest of the month.
5. Lean on Technology
If you’re not one to stay motivated, use wearable technology to help you. An Apple Watch allows you to set move goals, exercise goals, and stand plans – and even sends reminders throughout the day to help you stay active.
We hope you found these five ways to stay healthy at work this fall helpful! Please share with us on social media how you’re taking action to live a healthy life. And if you’re feeling aches and pains at work that won’t go away, schedule a FREE injury assessment at ProActive Physical Therapy.